I randomly decided today that I’d look through my shelves (both physical and on Goodreads) and see which authors I’d read the most books from. The results were not at all what I was expecting. Naturally, I thought I’d share them with you all.
Authors I’d overlooked and almost forgotten about popped up again to give me that great sense of bookish nostalgia, particularly books from my childhood and early adolescence. Don’t get me wrong, these are not necessarily my favourite authors or books (I don’t even own most of them!) but they’re the ones I invested the greatest amount of time in to reading.
Robert Muchamore – 12 books
This came as such a shock to me. But looking back, I remember how obsessed I was with Muchamore’s Cherub series. It was literally my whole year 6. I was a kid moving up to high school and I was reading about a secret spy organisation and teens saving the world. I would finish these books in a day or two and rush into my school library for more. The memories are so fond!
2. Sara Shepard – 11 books
Ok now, don’t be judging. But my friend and I went through a Pretty Little Liars phase back in year 7 and I went out and bought all the books and marathoned them like there was not going to be a tomorrow! I couldn’t stop! I thought the series was the best thing, full of secrets and a creepy stalker. They’re like crack.
3. Roald Dahl – 10 books
Come now, who doesn’t love Roald Dahl? The Witches and Matilda remain some of my favourite books ever. His stories were so crazy and imaginative that I completely feel in love with his characters and writing. An amazing author with extraordinary talents!
4. JK Rowling – 7 books, 1 novella
Not that I really need to elaborate but of course, Harry Potter was my entire childhood and remains my favourite books of all time. Her stories will stay with me for the rest of my life.
5. CS Lewis – 7 books
I remember reading The Chronicles of Narnia for the first time and being absolutely transfixed in the world and all the weird and wonderful characters. I’m sad the story ended the way it did and the regrettable not-so-subtle religious undertones but looking past that, Lewis’ books were a joy to read.
6. Derek Landy – 7 books
Did anyone else read Skulduggery Pleasant? My god those books were my thang! I would fantasise about all the magic butt being kicked for days. Crazy clever and full of hilarious wit, Landy’s books were also a big part of my younger days.
7. Jennifer L Armentrout – 6 books
Now to end this list of surprises with another one. Armentrout is one of my most read authors! Huh…I will admit that her Lux series was my 14 year old addiction and now her NA books keep me coming back for more but it still came as a bit of a shock. Oh well.
Sorry for my lack of activity these past few weeks. Life is still so hectic. I’m hoping some semblance of structure will return to my blog shortly 🙂
Thank you so much for reading and I’ll talk to you in my next post!